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A Chequered retreat, (retraite en échiquier, Fr.) is so called from the several component parts of a pre-mechanised line or battalion, which alternately retreat and face about in the presence of an enemy, exhibiting the figure of the chequered squares upon a chess board.[1]

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  1. James 1816, p. 845.

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  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: James, Charles (1816). "An Universal Military Dictionary, in English and French: In which are Explained the Terms of the Principal Sciences that are Necessary for the Information of an Officer". T. Egerton. p. 745. 

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